2014 Third Baseman Rankings

RotoAce’s fantasy baseball rankings and projections for the top 40 third basemen, broken into tiers.

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TIER 1 Age PA Avg. R HR RBI SB OBP SLG OPS BB% K%
1. Miguel Cabrera, Det 30 662 .327 105 38 124 2 .418 .596 1.014 12.9 14.3
TIER 2 Age PA BA R HR RBI SB OBP SLG OPS BB% K%
2. Adrian Beltre, Tex 34 633 .301 86 28 98 1 .352 .507 .859 6.9 12.1
3. Evan Longoria, TB 28 649 .272 92 31 98 1 .353 .502 .855 10.7 20.6
4. David Wright, NYM 31 614 .295 83 21 85 15 .382 .489 .881 11.7 16.8
TIER 3 Age PA BA R HR RBI SB OBP SLG OPS BB% K%
5. Matt Carpenter, StL* 28 658 .298 101 10 65 4 .375 .448 .823 10.1 14.5
6. Josh Donaldson, Oak 28 639 .278 84 21 83 5 .355 .457 .812 10.1 17.5
7. Ryan Zimmerman, Was 29 598 .278 80 24 82 4 .348 .469 .817 9.6 19.6
8. Pedro Alvarez, Pit 26 603 .242 76 33 95 1 .317 .471 .788 9.1 30.1
9. Brett Lawrie, Tor 24 583 .275 72 17 74 14 .336 .449 .785 7.4 15.2
10. Martin Prado, Ari 30 658 .287 74 14 76 5 .343 .429 .772 7.4 9.2
11. Manny Machado, Bal 21 573 .286 73 15 67 4 .323 .435 .758 5.7 16.2
12. Aramis Ramirez, Mil 35 554 .282 70 21 80 0 .349 .465 .804 8.4 14.3
13. Kyle Seager, Sea 26 642 .265 75 20 74 8 .339 .429 .768 9.1 17.1
14. Chase Headley, SD 29 619 .267 72 17 75 10 .355 .426 .781 11.3 22.1
15. Pablo Sandoval, SF 28 581 .288 70 18 83 0 .351 .473 .824 8.1 13.3
16. Carlos Santana, Cle* 27 637 .263 79 21 79 3 .367 .444 .811 14.3 17.5
17. Todd Frazier, Cin 28 601 .256 72 21 77 6 .325 .438 .763 8.5 20.9
18. Nolan Arenado, Col 23 616 .281 66 16 74 3 .322 .441 .763 5.6 12.8
TIER 4 Age PA BA R HR RBI SB OBP SLG OPS BB% K%
19. Xander Bogaerts, Bos 21 554 .268 65 14 65 5 .342 .437 .779 9.2 20.3
20. Chris Johnson, Atl 29 548 .285 56 13 70 1 .329 .429 .758 5.4 22.2
21. Mike Moustakas, KC 25 538 .259 58 16 63 3 .311 .421 .732 6.5 16.5
22. David Freese, LAA 30 532 .275 57 12 68 1 .353 .419 .772 9.1 20.8
23. Will Middlebrooks, Bos 25 454 .254 58 20 67 4 .301 .458 .759 5.4 24.1
24. Nick Castellanos, Det* 22 539 .269 58 12 59 4 .319 .407 .726 6.8 18.4
25. Matt Dominguez, Hou 24 576 .255 62 21 71 0 .303 .421 .724 5.4 15.3
TIER 5 Age PA BA R HR RBI SB OBP SLG OPS BB% K%
26. Trevor Plouffe, Min 27 575 .243 61 19 66 2 .306 .415 .721 7.1 21.1
27. Mike Olt, ChC 25 393 .248 42 15 47 0 .331 .411 .742 10.4 24.7
28. Cody Asche, Phi 23 403 .261 40 10 43 5 .316 .407 .723 7.1 21.7
29. Maikel Franco, Phi 21 296 .263 33 10 40 0 .295 .413 .708 4.3 16.7
30. Marcus Semien, ChW* 23 303 .251 38 7 30 12 .322 .402 .724 8.9 21.1
TIER 6 Age PA BA R HR RBI SB OBP SLG OPS BB% K%
31. Juan Uribe, LAD 35 534 .253 52 12 52 4 .305 .368 .673 7.2 20.4
32. Mark Reynolds, Mil 31 375 .221 42 16 48 2 .314 .419 .733 10.9 30.4
33. Matt Davidson, ChW 23 369 .247 42 12 45 1 .314 .411 .725 8.3 25.8
34. Conor Gillaspie, ChW 26 393 .252 41 10 43 1 .322 .389 .711 8.9 15.7
35. Kris Bryant, ChC* 22 121 .251 15 6 18 0 .318 .484 .802 7.8 31.5
36. Juan Francisco, Mil 26 242 .235 26 11 31 0 .302 .442 .744 7.6 33.3
37. Luis Valbuena, ChC 28 428 .234 42 11 45 2 .321 .375 .691 11.1 17.2
38. Mike Aviles, Cle 33 369 .253 44 8 43 8 .288 .373 .661 4.1 12.5
39. Lonnie Chisenhall, Cle 25 316 .251 35 10 36 2 .303 .412 .715 5.6 18.1
40. Alberto Callaspo, Oak 30 415 .266 45 8 47 0 .332 .366 .698 10.1 10.1

* Expected to gain qualification here early in the season

Others

Eric Chavez, Ari; Wilmer Flores, NYM; Jose Iglesias, Det; Jeff Keppinger, ChW; Ian Stewart, LAA; Scott Sizemore, NYY; Chris Nelson, Cin; Eduardo Escobar, Min; Maicer Izturis, Tor; Miguel Sano, Min; Donnie Murphy, ChC